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      Petrea Burchard

      Highest Rated: Not Available

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      Birthday: Mar 23, 1955

      Birthplace: Lawrence, Kansas, USA

      Though character actress Petrea Burchard has had a diverse career that encompasses performances in film, television and theater, she is best known for voicing the besotted space pirate Ryoko Hakubi in the English-language version of the Japanese anime series "Tenchi Muyô!." She initially pursued her acting ambitions through learning the comedy ropes from Chicago's heralded improvisational troupe Second City, and studying Shakespeare at the Chicago Shakespeare Repertory as well as at the Royal Shakespeare Company at the British/American Drama Academy. After years on stage, she made the leap to film with a bit part on the Arthur Penn-directed reunion dramedy "Four Friends." Over the next decade, Burchard scored only two onscreen roles, a one-off on the detective drama "Hunter" and a featured extra role in the Robert Zemeckis-directed frenemies comedy "Death Becomes Her." Then in 1992, she won the part of Ryoko on "Tenchi Muyô! Ryô Ôki," a role she has reprised over the years in various incarnations of the manga-inspired franchise, including: "Tenchi Muyô! In Love," "Shin Tenchi Muyô," and "Tenchi Muyô! Manatsu no Eve." Beyond that, her television career has been mostly relegated to one-offs and featured extra work on a variety of shows including the soap opera "The Young and the Restless," the serial killer drama "Dexter," and the buddy sitcom "How I Met Your Mother." When she's not on set or in rehearsal, Burchard is often penning a new entry for her ongoing column "Act As If" for



      No Score Yet 82% Tenchi Muyo: Tenchi in Love 2: Distant Memories Ryoko (Voice) - 1999
      No Score Yet 86% Tenchi Muyo in Love Ryoko (Voice) - 1996


      84% 84% How I Met Your Mother Female Gallery Patron (Guest Star) 2008
      96% 57% Joan of Arcadia Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet 84% ER Judge Amoroso (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet 0% The Guardian Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tenchi Universe Ryoko (Voice) 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Kathleen (Guest Star) 1989